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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Information Systems and Operations Management


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Information Systems and Operations Management Program Information


The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department offers graduate courses leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree, with a major in information systems and operations management; the Ph.D. degree in business administration; and concentrations in the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

Master of Science: The M.S. program provides computing, analytical, and application skills to be used in a business setting. The primary areas of emphasis in the M.S. program are information systems/information technology and supply chain management. Requirements span traditional academic disciplines to produce a multiple-discipline focus. Typical positions for graduates include decision support specialist, information systems specialist, systems analyst, and logistic support specialist.

For a student with a bachelor’s degree in business or economics, the M.S. non-thesis on-campus program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours, normally requiring a minimum of three semesters of study, not including summer. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business or economics, the M.S. non-thesis on-campus program consists of a minimum of 40 credit hours, normally requiring a minimum of four semesters of study, not including summer.

All M.S. candidates must complete 26 credits of core coursework:

  : Professional Writing
  : Professional Communication
  : Advanced Business Systems Design and Development I
  : Advanced Business Systems Design and Development II
  : Business Database Systems I
  : Business Telecom Strategy and Applications I
  : Business Telecom Strategy and Applications II
  : Intermediate Business Programming
  : Advanced Business Programming
  : Electronic Commerce and Logistics (capstone course)
  : Project Management
  : Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decisions I
  : Managerial Quantitative Analysis I
  : Managerial Quantitative Analysis II.

All M.S. candidates must also complete 6 credits of track coursework for either the information technology or supply chain management track:

Information Technology Track

  : Business Database Systems II
  : Business Objects I
  : Business Programming


Supply Chain Management Track

  : Production Management Problems
  : Principles of Logistics/Transportation
  : Purchasing and Materials Management

These required courses total 32 credit hours. In addition, each M.S. student with an undergraduate major or minor in business must take a minimum of 4 additional hours of approved graduate business electives for a total of 36 credit hours required for the M.S. degree. For students without an undergraduate business degree or minor, instead of graduate business electives, they must complete four of the following core business courses:

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Bachelor/Master of Science: The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. This program allows qualified students to earn both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, using 12 to 16 credit hours of graduate-level courses for both degrees.

Professional Master of Science degree Information Systems and Operations Management with a concentration in Supply Chain Management: This program concentration uses the latest technology to provide professionals with unique skills for integrating information technology into the study of supply chain management. This 20-month online program starts in September and allows students with Internet access “to attend classes” and interact with faculty and classmates via such technology as e-mail, DVD, streaming video, synchronous group discussion software, asynchronous class presentation software, and multimedia courseware. Students visit campus 1 weekend (Saturday-Sunday) every 4 months.

 

Degrees Offered With a Major in Information Systems and Operations Management


Master of Science


without a concentration


concentration in Supply Chain Management


Information Systems and Operations Management Departmental Courses


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